The highly anticipated Bayelsa governorship debate may have come and gone but not without creating some ripples. The event which took place at Teriel Event Center in Yenagoa saw the major contenders jostling to become governor of Bayelsa State put their intellect to work by means of outlining their policies and programmes to Bayelsans.
However, despite the call for peace amongst the candidates a disagreement broke out between governor Henry Seriake Dickson and former governor Timipre Sylva. The problem started when Timpre Sylva referred to Henry Seriake Dickson as the “outgoing governor,” statement which saw Dickson fuming and highly agitated and he verbally attacked Sylva for addressing him in such manner. It however took the intervention of the moderators to quell the situation.
It will be recalled that the Bayelsa State governorship election billed to take place on Dec. 5 will be a keen contest between former governor Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress and Henry Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party who are seen as the major contenders. Others candidates include, Moses Siloko Siasia of the Peoples Democratic Movement, Barrister Henry Apeli of the Democratic Peoples Congress, etc.